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New York Times, Friday, March 22, 2002

Sent forth new shoots from the base, as a plant

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York Times3/22/02 ( No. 19,127 )
Across
1
Common ticket buyer's request : TWO
4
A loser may have to tighten it : BELT
8
Grin's partner : BEARIT
14
Apollo approval : AOK
15
Mother of Reuben and Simeon : LEAH
16
Francis of "What's My Line?" : ARLENE
17
Goliath on a can : JOLLYGREENGIANT
20
Oration location : DAIS
21
___ cava : VENA
22
Shevat follower : ADAR
23
Life force, to an acupuncturist : CHI
24
His "7" was retired : MANTLE
26
Juan follower? : ITA
27
Amusedly surprised cry : OHO
28
Margaret ___ Thatcher : HILDA
29
More than five million Europeans : DANES
31
Robert Louis Stevenson, by adoption : SAMOAN
33
Mechanic's job, at times : OILING
35
Torchbearer : STATUEOFLIBERTY
39
Skip, in a way : SITOUT
40
Some SW Russians : ALTAIS
41
Rack carrier : MOOSE
43
See 49-Across : THERE
45
Missing work, maybe : ILL
46
"Xanadu" grp. : ELO
47
"Light" weapons : SABERS
49
With 43-Across, sane : ALL
50
Pretty high rating : NINE
52
It may be found in a bust : KILO
53
Unsullied : PURE
54
Reiteration declaration : IVESAIDITBEFORE
58
One whose business is taking off? : AIRMAN
59
Guitarist Lofgren : NILS
60
Loser to 63-Across : AES
61
Surgical equipment : LASERS
62
Prefix with parasite : ECTO
63
Old polit. inits. : DDE
Down
1
Atlantic City casino, with "the" : TAJ
2
European shrike : WOODCHAT
3
Crimson-and-cream team : OKLAHOMASOONERS
4
Poet Robert and others : BLYS
5
Med. wave-catcher : EEG
6
Premetamorphic : LARVAL
7
Terminus : THEENDOFTHELINE
8
Far from fresh : BANAL
9
CGS unit : ERG
10
Inter ___ : ALIA
11
It costs $200 in play money : READINGRAILROAD
12
Like some behaviors : INNATE
13
Fish store stock : TETRAS
18
Number of weeks per annum? : LII
19
Require : ENTAIL
24
"Exodus" actor : MINEO
25
Fit to be taken in : EDIBLE
27
W.W. II agcy. : OSS
28
___-Alpes (French department) : HAUTES
30
Without ___ (riskily) : ANET
32
Groucho's "A Night at the Opera" role : OTIS
34
Dupers : LIARS
36
Topped on eBay : OUTBID
37
Sent forth new shoots from the base, as a plant : TILLERED
38
Fashion monogram : YSL
41
Like some tasks : MENIAL
42
"Twelfth Night" countess : OLIVIA
44
Apt to get an R : EROTIC
48
Sheriff Lobo portrayer : AKINS
49
On, in Osnabrück : AUF
51
Salinger title character : ESME
53
Eight reals, once : PESO
55
Rhein feeder : AAR
56
Club alternative : BLT
57
End of a race? : ESE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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